The Health Sciences Major at Wells College enables you to participate in a program that brings together diverse academic disciplines and focus your studies in a specialized healthcare field. With valuable on-the-job placement opportunities in the local New York region and beyond, our Health Sciences program provides the extensive patient interaction experiences that employers and graduate schools are looking for. At Wells, you’ll also benefit from strong student-faculty relationships, with one-on-one mentorship and expert advising to guide you every step of your program.
The Health Sciences Major program offers innovative and creative possibilities for undergraduates who wish to pursue a specialized study of healthcare. We help you get on track early. For example, our Introduction to Health Sciences course provides insights into diverse areas of healthcare study, enabling you to experience a range of healthcare fields to find your passion. You’ll hear from guest speakers from different medical fields and visit nearby hospitals and medical centers. In the process, you’ll learn a lot about career options in the health sciences and how health professionals in different fields work together.
As a health sciences major, you’ll find a variety of hands-on learning and research opportunities to enrich your undergraduate experience. You’ll also have the resources and support you need to design a successful bachelor’s degree program for your needs. Because we are a small, private liberal arts college, you’ll get to know and work closely with your professors and your peers. You’ll also have access to an expert advising group, made up of top faculty from diverse academic backgrounds, who will help you refine your degree plan and choose a selection of courses and independent study projects that will further your career goals.
Like all of the bachelor’s degree programs at Wells College, the Health Sciences Major provides a variety of undergraduate research, internship, and other hands-on opportunities to gain real-world career experience in the healthcare field and build your professional network.
Partnering with the Central New York Area Health Education Council (AHEC), we are the first school in the state to take part in the Rural Health Immersion Program, which provides important medical services to underserved rural communities. This program offers select students the opportunity to travel to a hospital facility and interview, shadow, and interact with health professionals and observe how the hospital community interacts with local residents.
As a health sciences major, you’ll have access to an expert advisory group made up of top faculty from a wide variety of academic disciplines and research backgrounds. Our health professions advisors are here to help you with course selection, internships, graduate school and professional program applications, and other needs you may have as you research careers in healthcare and begin to develop a professional network. Learn more about health professions advising at Wells.
The Health Sciences Major bachelor’s degree program allows you to design a course of study to fit with your specific career goals, and can be used to prepare for a broad spectrum of healthcare professions. The program is also ideal for students who wish to take a strong interdisciplinary approach in the health sciences, or pursue a new or highly specialized field of healthcare.
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